The Bugatti Mistral broke cowl at Pebble Seashore final yr. Named after the robust, chilly, northwesterly wind that blows over Southern France, the Mistral is Bugatti’s closing hypercar based mostly on the Chiron platform.
Now, greater than a yr following its unveiling, the primary pre-production prototype has been caught within the wild. The Mistral take a look at mule was noticed someplace in southern Italy. You’ll be able to clearly see the Mistral’s signature X-shaped tail lamp graphic. The take a look at automotive additionally has its rear wing prolonged.
The Bugatti Mistral is the one open-top mannequin based mostly on the present era. It is usually the final Bugatti to make use of the legendary 8.0-liter W16 engine. In its ‘Thor’ spec, this monstrous powerplant produces 1600 hp, which drives all 4 wheels through an all-wheel drive system.
This yr at Pebble Seashore, Bugatti unveiled a gold Mistral to showcase the huge potentialities of its ‘Sur Mesure’ program. It shared the stage with the Chiron Super Sport ‘Golden Era’.
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